Linn Cove Viaduct

One of the places we stopped at on the Blue Ridge Parkway was the Visitor Center at the Linn Cove Viaduct.  The Viaduct is just a fancy name for a bridge but it is a very cool bridge!

The Linn Cove Viaduct was the last part of the Parkway to be finished in 1983.  It is made from 153 pre-cast 50-ton concrete segments that were placed from either end of the existing structure.  They didn’t build any new access roads to construct the Viaduct.  It is 1,243 feet long.

There is a short trail down from the Visitor Center where you can see the Viaduct up close.  Here Alan is paying homage to this amazing engineering feat!

Actually, he is just swatting flies away from his head but the bridge is very impressive.

Here is a nice photo that somebody else took of the Viaduct that I got from Wikipedia:

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